Joint vision of Central Asia countries on SDGs discussed in Almaty

Nov 2, 2016

A Regional Conference Towards a Common Vision for Agenda 2030 in Central Asia started today in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event was initiated and organized by UNDP, UNEP and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

The three-day Regional Conference brought together national (from five countries of Central Asia) and international partners, including representatives of national authorities, SDG focal points within government and UNDP Country Offices, policy makers and technical experts in SDGs, UN regional organizations and UN Agencies.

The Regional Conference is envisaged to establish a regional dialogue on SDGs with a distinct focus on Green Economy and delivering on the environmental dimension.  The event will raise awareness and strengthen the engagement of regional and national stakeholders with respect to Central Asian sustainability issues and the possible ways to address them jointly, through potential alignment of regional and national strategies with the SDGs. In that sense, it will serve as a platform to explore opportunities for developing joint regional actions for Agenda 2030.

An outcome document “Joint vision of Central Asia countries on SDGs” will be based on results of participative during the conference, review of national activities led by UN Country Teams, and other inputs by participants of the conference. It will contain proposals for actions and cooperation measures for the region. The measures will concentrate on maintaining and supporting the SDG process at national, regional and global levels and ensure contribution to the universal approach of Agenda 2030.  

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